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On This Day - May 27

190C11Launched
191L9Completed
191H32Completed
194BismarckThe Home Fleet caught the German battleship Bismarck, damaged the previous day by Ark Royal's Swordfish torpedo-bombers,and avenged the loss of HMS Hood.

The cruiser Norfolk relocated Bismarck, and the battleships Rodney and King George V engaged Bismarck for over two hours, leaving her wrecked from stem to stern without suffering a single hit in return. HMS Dorsetshire's torpedoes delivered the coup de grace.
194Tactician (P314)HMS Tactician sinks two Siamese sailing vessels with gunfire of the west coast of Siam.
198Trafalgar (S107)Completed
200Superb (S109)HMS Superb collided with an underwater pinnacle 80 miles south of Suez in the Red Sea and damaged its sonar equipment, forcing it to surface. None of the crew was hurt.

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